Chicago jazz guitarist Tim Stine drops an engagingly off-kilter new trio album, a 26-track compilation benefits the staff of the shuttered Crown Liquors, and more.
Jerry Saltz, Alex Ross, women’s anger, and why historians sort of miss Richard Nixon
Critics who fall back on shallow tropes and ignorant cliches deny us an enriching understanding of the musical cultures in our own backyard.
The Reader collects some of the best and brightest bits from the past week’s music writing.
Chicago music critic Andrew Patner, who died last month, gets a memorable send-off at Orchestra Hall.
Alex Ross and John Luther Adams in Chicago.
A recommendation for No Age and an explanation of Pavement, who play Millennium Park tonight.
Recommended events paired with nearby restaurants.
Like comics? Classical music? There’s an Alex Ross for that.
The Civic Orchestra plays Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony for the bargain price of $1 per seat.
A digression beginning with an airline for pets that ends with the Minutemen’s ‘Double Nickels on the Dime.’
Alex Ross weighs in on John Williams’s inaugural Americana.
The U. of C. announces an epic celebration of Olivier Messiaen.
Even if you’re not a comic book fan, you could easily be impressed and entertained by Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross. If you are a fan, it’ll blow you away. Written and designed by the equally celebrated Chip Kidd, Mythology is part Ross bio and homage, part history of cartoon illustration, and […]